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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

30 Oct 2009   #230
dnguyen93

Windows 7
 
 

Alright here are the screenshots, thanks for you response.




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Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-disk-management.jpg   Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-bcd.jpg  
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30 Oct 2009   #231
Mindcrime

Windows 7
 
 

I have a problem booting to XP on another drive now that I installed Windows 7.

I have XP installed on one hard drive and I had Vista on another drive and upgraded to Win 7 on that drive. I used to be able to go to my bios under Boot Device Priority and change what drive I wanted to boot too and I could use XP. Now that I have Win 7 installed the XP drive is not showing up in Boot Device Priority. In my bios under Hard Disk Drives I see my XP and my Win 7 drives but when I go to Boot Device Priority I see only my Win 7 drive and one of my dvd drives. I can't find anything to change in my bios that will help show my XP drive anymore. Any advice? Would EasyBCD work for me?
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30 Oct 2009   #232
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mindcrime, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you mean in the OS list in the Windows Boot Manager at startup instead of the boot priority list in BIOS?
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30 Oct 2009   #233
Mindcrime

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Brink,

It is in the bios. I get there when the computer starts and I push F2 and it goes into the bios. Then I could decide what drive I wanted to boot using Boot Device Priority. I don't know what the Windows Boot Manager is or how to get to it.
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30 Oct 2009   #234
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Mindcrime,

The "Windows Boot Manager" is the list of OS's that you can select from at startup for what OS you want to be started. You can see a sceenshot of it in the Example at the top of this tutorial below. See it and the related links for more about this.

Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS

You can do step 7 on in METHOD TWO in the tutorial on the first page here to use EasyBCD to make sure XP is added to the "Windows Boot Manager" so that you can select from either XP or Windows 7 at startup.
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30 Oct 2009   #235
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dnguyen93 View Post
I have a problem.
I had Windows 7 on my laptop already, and I installed Windows XP on another drive, and yes it all went smoothly.
Then when I had just done the easyBCD, and restarted and tried to load my Windows 7. If t wouldn't allow me, and I have been searching for an answer for a while, so I'm here now posting.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dnguyen93 View Post
Alright here are the screenshots, thanks for you response.
Hello Dnguyen, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you E: drive with XP is listed as the boot drive, use EasyBCD to remove the Windows 7 entry, then readd Windows 7 using the D: drive in step 10 of METHOD TWO in the tutorial instead of E: .

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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31 Oct 2009   #236
ash1

xp and win 7
 
 

Hi guys, I've fixed the problem I had with only 3.50 of the 4GB of ram showing in win 7.
A bios flash fixed it.

The only other issue I have is it doesn't matter if I'm in xp or 7, my xp drive stays as the c drive. Not that it's much of a problem.

Thanks again to all that replied to my post.
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31 Oct 2009   #237
Mindcrime

Windows 7
 
 

Quote:
You can do step 7 on in METHOD TWO in the tutorial on the first page here to use EasyBCD to make sure XP is added to the "Windows Boot Manager" so that you can select from either XP or Windows 7 at startup.
I got EasyBCD running and XP is listed in the Boot Mangager but when I try to load XP I get a message that File:\NTLDR is missing or corrupt.
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31 Oct 2009   #238
gohorns

Win 7 Pro
 
 
Win 7 Pro 64 to XP 32 dual boot

I have same situation but am reluctant to try this fix... Microsoft site says that oldest system must be installed first for dual boot or could disable win 7 install by installing XP second... can you clarify solution?
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31 Oct 2009   #239
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Gohorns, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Microsoft is correct, but that is the purpose of METHOD TWO in the tutorial to repair it afterwards if you already had Windows 7 installed first.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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